It’s easy to get caught up in the beat or hook of a song and not even realize what you’re hearing or singing along to at times. But, every now and then, lyrics really stick out– especially really creative metaphors that sound catchy, but don’t make any sense when your visualize them.
7 Actual Visualizations of Music’s Most Creative and Interesting Lyrical Metaphors:
1. “Smooth” // Florida Georgia Line
Like a Tennessee Walker
Just a walking on the water
Translation: Girl, you are like a horse walking on water.
2. “Body Like a Back Road” // Sam Hunt
Got hips like honey, so thick and so sweet
It ain’t no curves like hers on them downtown streets
Body like a back road, drivin’ with my eyes closed
Translation: Your body is so curvy it reminds me of a back road, not an interstate or straight road in a city.
3. “Firework” // Katy Perry
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind wanting to start again
Translation: Do you ever feel like maybe someone went to the store, picked you up and carelessly discarded you when they were done with you? And now, you’re on the side of the road somewhere probably in a tree.
4. “Happy” // Pharrell
(Because I’m happy)
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Translation: Clap along if you feel like you’re always getting rained on OR if you feel like the sun is always shining on you because you have no overhead protection.
5. “That Don’t Sound Like You” // Lee Brice
And that don’t sound like you
Nah, that ain’t the girl I knew you always sounded like
Truck tires on a gravel road
Translation: The girl I knew always sounded like she had a cold because she was real hoarse all the time.
6. “Sugar” // Maren Morris
Like a Coca-Cola on a Christmas Day
You’re what I crave babe, what can I say?
Translation: I want you so desperately I would take you over anything else on Christmas day.
7. “Beautiful Drug” // Zac Brown Band
You’re such a beautiful drug
I can’t get enough
Addicted and I’m dying for a hit of your love
Got a death wish baby, baby
Don’t want you to save me, save me
Translation: I love you so much and am so dependent on you I should be on the show “Intervention.”